Speaking of Jerusalem - as you might remember I'll be venturing there tomorrow for the 'fructose test' at Shaare Zedek. Today I'm on a fun fun fun bland diet of eggs, rice, potatoes and plain (boiled) chicken. I get to fast from 9pm tonight until halfway through the test tomorrow. (Though I have a funny feeling that with my nerves, general lack of appetite and everything else that I won't actually feel well enough to eat anything until I'm back Home - so I'm hoping that won't be too late.)
Back to today - I finally decided to be industrious, productive and artsy. I dug through my sewing box and sorted through my 'scraps' collection. (Now I remember why it's a good idea to keep worthwhile scraps from projects!) I found a whole batch of this loose linen-weave type fabric (that I used to make a wrap-skirt a whole bunch of years ago.) Then I pulled out all my fun sewing accouterments - the heirloom scissors, my straight pins, the needles, olive green thread (I should probably stock up on some basic colors...)
I decided to make 4 small (they're about 8x12cm finished) sachet pillows. I'm going to put 2 under each bed. The loose weave of the fabric lets all the yummy smell out and keeps the spices in. Each sachet is filled with 4 cinnamon sticks and a whole bunch of cloves.
It smells like Xmas and like crafting stores in the USofA.
It's a smell that makes me happy.